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Jaden Smith to Star in Kanye West-Produced Series for Showtime

Kanye West is currently developing a limited half-hour anthology series for Showtime, in collaboration with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin.

Omniverse will star Jaden Smith, who will also serve as an executive producer. The series will examine the many doors of perception. Season One explores the Ego through an alternate reality version of West, played by Smith, according to Deadline.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be collaborating with everyone involved to present an alternate world through the eyes of a young man somewhere in the multiverse who happens to also be a Kanye West,” said writer Sung Jin. “Omniverse is not set in our world nor about our world’s Kanye West as we aim to add a new spin on alternate realities, consciousness, and push the limits of half hour narrative.”

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.